The Ultimate Bryson City Hiking Adventure

Bryson City, NC, is one of the most wonderful places to enjoy a hiking adventure. Nantahala National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park surround our charming small town of roughly 1,443 welcoming locals. The magnificent Appalachian Trail that spans 14 states also winds through our community with several access points.

Great Smokys Cabin Rentals has cabin rentals for a vast array of tastes in Bryson City, NC. Choose from luxurious and spacious four-bedroom cabins featuring hot tubs and stunning views of Fontana Lake to creekside cabins perfect for fishing in Bryson City. We can't wait to welcome you to the spellbinding area we're lucky enough to call home!

Our 12 Favorite Hiking Trails in Bryson City, NC


1. Clingmans Dome Road: View at least seven different states on this Bryson City hiking trail that will take you to the highest point of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


2. Cheoah Bald Hike: This hiking trail will take you to nearly 3,000 feet over the Nantahala Gorge.


3. Hike Newfound Gap To Charlies Bunion: This hiking trail is a part of the Appalachian Trail and will take you to the Charlies Bunion stone outcrop, which offers some of the best views of the Smoky Mountains.


4. Stecoah Gap To Fontana Dam: Embark on a 15.8-mile Smoky Mountain hiking journey to Fontana Dam, the northern Nantahala National Forest, and the historic CCC Cable Gap Shelter with spectacular views of Cheoah Bald.


5. Hike The Forney Ridge Trail: This Bryson City hiking trail will take you to the lovely Andrews Bald.


6. Noland Divide Trail: Hiking this trail will take you to the Lonesome Pine Overlook, which features views of the Nantahala Mountains, the Tuckasegee River Valley, and Bryson City, NC.


7. Hike Deep Creek Trail - The Waterfall Loop: This loop will take you to the three lovely Deep Creek waterfalls Juney Whank Falls, Tom Branch Falls, and Indian Creek Falls.


8. Lakeshore Trail: This is a challenging 33-mile hike that will take you from the Road to Nowhere tunnel to Fontana Dam.


9. Noland Creek Trail: Choose your adventure from an 8.4-mile or 2-mile out-and-back hike around Noland Creek.


10. Goldmine Loop Trail: This 33.5-mile Smoky Mountain hiking adventure is among the most popular hikes in Bryson City, NC. Start your journey in the Road to Nowhere tunnel, past remnants of old farms, and across a small Fontana Lake inlet.


11. Oconaluftee River Trail: This 1.5-mile hiking trail is perfect for a serene stroll along the Oconaluftee River.


12. Wesser Bald Lookout Tower: Hike 2.8 miles to the historic wooden Wesser Bald Tower observation deck.


Book your stay today with Great Smokys Cabin Rentals to immerse yourself in the enchanting Great Smoky Mountains!